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On the 9th July, our Year 6 chaplains were invited to attend St Josephs for a chaplaincy morning. The children had the opportunity to meet with other chaplains from the local Catholic schools and took part in creative workshops led by the St Josephs team.

In Religious Education Holy Rood Catholic Primary School has adopted the scheme of work “Come and See”. The three main themes which are studied cyclically in “Come and See” can be seen below with a particular emphasis on the Sacramental Life of the Church.

‘Come and See’ is developed through three themes which are gradually explored each time at greater depths. They are:

 

Community of faith - Church

 

Celebration in ritual - Sacraments

 

Way of life - Christian Living

During His life on earth, Jesus showed respect for those within and outside His own faith community. This encourages Christians to do likewise. The Church calls us to be committed to respecting people of other religions and to recognise that God is at work in them.  To celebrate and embrace other religions,  Judaism and Hinduism are taught throughout the school within each year group.  Progression can be seen through the topics that are covered in each year group. 
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Education for Personal Relationships Programme

RE Ofsted Report 2011

Curriculum Overview for Religious Education, based on the Come and See scheme of work

As a school we believe that Christian worship in a Catholic school is concerned with giving glory, honour, praise and thanks to God. Religious Education of our children not only imparts knowledge as they learn about their Faith, but also deepens their relationship and friendship with God. This is done through deepening prayer in many different forms such as song, role play, music art and dance. The children have many opportunities to pray and as a school we deliver worship on the following days:

Monday – Class collective worship

Tuesday – Hymn practise

Wednesday- Whole school liturgy

Thursday – Children’s Mass

Friday – Whole school celebration

Parents/carers have the right to withdraw their children from RE lessons and Collective Acts of Worship.  

Ten Ten Theatre Company Visit

We were very fortunate to have the Ten Ten Theatre Company in to visit. Ten Ten are a Catholic theatre company who travel round schools and colleges.  KS2 children watched 'THE GIFT' which helps children to discover the beauty of self-giving and sacrifice. They were then encouraged to discuss their own experiences and feelings. The actors were very impressed with the children's responses! Reception and KS1 watched 'UP IN THE CLOUDS' which  enables children to see that you can find happiness not only in doing what you want for yourself, you can also find happiness in doing things for others.

 

In the afternoon TenTen ran a parent workshop which gave details about the theatre company as well as the performances that the children watched. Thank you to all those parents who attended.  

 

Following a very busy but thought provoking day TenTen theatre reported that they felt the children had behaved beautifully during the performances and that their responses and attitudes were 'exceptional!' 

On Tuesday 11th October, the KS2 children had special visitors from the local parish who shared some of their experiences of Bolivia. The children were able to see how CAFOD helps the communities in Bolivia and how our donations impacts our global neighbours

On the 2nd October 2016, the KS2 children led the Harvest Mass which was attended by members of the local parish community. The Harvest gifts were then collected and donated to Swindon Food bank.

CAFOD believes that every child has the right to nutritious food but his is not the case for everyone around the world. Mrs Evans from CAFOD came into school to explain that money raised helps communities all over the world, to support them to grow enough food for themselves and to build a brighter world.

CAFOD believes that every child has the right to nutritious food but his is not the case for everyone around the world. Mrs Evans from CAFOD came into school to explain that money raised helps communities all over the world, to support them to grow enough food for themselves and to build a brighter world. 1
CAFOD believes that every child has the right to nutritious food but his is not the case for everyone around the world. Mrs Evans from CAFOD came into school to explain that money raised helps communities all over the world, to support them to grow enough food for themselves and to build a brighter world. 2
CAFOD believes that every child has the right to nutritious food but his is not the case for everyone around the world. Mrs Evans from CAFOD came into school to explain that money raised helps communities all over the world, to support them to grow enough food for themselves and to build a brighter world. 3

Year 3 and 4 children had a lovely time attending a special Mass for Our Lady of Guadalupe Protectress of the Unborn

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